Matt Hackett 31 | Goaltender

Buffalo Sabres

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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Hackett suffered a knee injury in Saturday's loss to the Bruins and may not be ready for the start of next season, according to The Buffalo News. Impact: It was a pretty serious injury and Hackett had to leave the ice on stretcher. Even if Hackett is fit to play when October rolls around, there's a decent chance Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth are ahead of him in the pecking order anyway.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Hackett left Saturday's game against the Rangers on a stretcher with a leg injury, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports. Impact: Hackett was one of the few healthy goalies for the Sabres coming into the game. Now, Connor Knapp will be forced into his NHL debut mid-game. As serious as Hackett's injury appears, his season is likely over.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Hackett's leg is "not broken," according to John Vogl of the Buffalo News. Impact: We're not sure if that's good or bad because a ligament injury will likely take much longer to heal and rehabilitate. Hackett was injured in Saturday's game when Boston's Torey Krug fell onto his extended leg; he lay in a heap on the ice and eventually had to be stretchered off the ice.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Sabres coach Ted Nolan said after Saturday's game that Hackett's leg injury does not look good. "It doesn't look good right now," Nolan said. We'll wrap him up as best we can, get him back home, have our doctors look at him." Impact: Hackett can be ruled out for Sunday's season finale, as the bigger question is whether this is something that could affect his availability for the start of next season. Either way, he'll likely open next season in the AHL. Look for Connor Knapp to start Sunday's finale against the Islanders.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Hackett sustained a serious injury when Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug fell on his right leg on Saturday. Coach Ted Nolan said Hackett's leg wasn't broken. He added that the goalie would return with the team to Buffalo where he would be examined by club medical personnel. Impact: Krug was skating toward the net when he was upended by Buffalo defenseman Jamie McBain and fell on Hackett's leg in the crease with 11:35 left in the third period. Hackett remained sprawled on the ice, face down. After more than five minutes, he was carefully placed on a wheeled stretcher. Hackett, who had been recalled from Rochester of the AHL on March 17, was replaced by Connor Knapp with Boston leading 3-1. Knapp, the seventh goalie to dress for the Sabres this season, had been called up from Rochester on Friday.(STATS, 2:10pm)
Sat. Apr 12, 2014
News: Hackett will likely start between the pipes on Saturday. Impact: Hackett was expected to start the remaining games on the Sabres schedule and it still looks that way. Buffalo may go after another goaltender for next season but as of now, Hackett is the top netminder on the team.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Hackett stopped 28 of 30 pucks he faced in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Thursday. Impact: Unfortunately for Hackett and the Sabres, the second goal he allowed was with less than two minutes remaining in regulation. Regardless, Hackett will reportedly start both of Buffalo's games and will try to put his best foot forward in what seems to be an audition for a role on next year's roster.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Hackett will start the remaining three games for the Sabres, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports. Impact: Hackett won his first start of the season with the Sabres, but has since dropped five straight. He'll get the start Thursday against the Rangers, and is expected to return to the AHL at the end of the Sabres' season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Hackett stopped a solid 33 of 36 Tuesday against the Red Wings, but took the loss. Impact: That's five consecutive losses for Hackett, but he'll likely keep getting the goaltending assignments as the Sabres play out the string in the season's final week. After all, there's no one left standing to take them from him. He had a little scare when a shot went off his head, but Hackett is not expected to miss any time.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Hackett will get the start for the Sabres on Tuesday against the Red Wings, the Buffalo News reports. Impact: With Nathan Lieuwen concussed, look for the Sabres to call up another goalie to back Hackett up Tuesday. Hackett figures to handle the remaining four starts of the season for the Sabres.(RotoWire, )
Matt Hackett
2013-14 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 171  Age: 24
Born: 3/7/1990, London, Ontario
Shoots: left
Drafted: 2009 - Rd 3
(77th overall by the Wild)
Injury Status
No Current Injury
Depth Chart
1. Matt Hackett
2. Nathan Lieuwen